When a loved one requires more care and attention than is typically provided in an assisted living setting, there is often no alternative other than moving to skilled nursing. Thankfully, the Piper has an option for residents who may require a higher level of assisted living care to manage medical concerns. Physician-Directed Nursing offers a personalized, stepped-up level of care that will give families peace of mind. Daily care is provided by registered nurses who receive medical management direction from physicians. With physician-directed nursing, residents can continue to age in familiar surroundings among neighbors and team members they know and trust, while receiving a highly personalized and sophisticated level of care services.
In The Piper’s physician-directed nursing household, physicians are on-call 24/7, in addition to making rounds twice a month and attending monthly care plan meetings with family members and The Piper’s care team.
Physician-Directed Nursing services and amenities
- Home Health available with a preferred provider
- Hospice care available with a preferred provider
- Two-person transfer
- Multiple chronic conditions
- Insulin and diabetic management
- Assistance with eating
- Special diets
- Intravenous therapies
- Wound care
- Ostomy care
- Routine pacemaker checks
- Catheter care
- Oxygen therapy
- Medication management
- Incontinence program
The Piper is the only assisted living community in the Kansas City area to offer physician-directed nursing. It is a stepped-up level of care that allows elders to receive highly personalized and sophisticated services to address complex medical issues. In the physician-directed nursing household, physicians are on-call 24/7, in addition to making rounds twice a month and attending monthly care plan meetings with family members and The Piper’s care team. Both home health and hospice care is available with a preferred provider, and special services to address specific medical issues are available.
Physician-directed nursing allows a resident at The Piper to remain in familiar surroundings. Our physician-directed nursing household offers private residences and shared common areas, including an open kitchen, dining room, living room and intimate spaces to relax and visit. Each household is staffed 24/7 by team members who get to know the residents and can provide them with a higher level of care to manage medical concerns and help them remain the architects of their daily lives.